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Explorations in Specialized Genres

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Edited By Vijay K. Bhatia and Maurizio Gotti

Genre analysis has become firmly established as one of the most popular frameworks for the study of specialized genres in academic, professional and institutional as well as other workplace contexts. In recent years, genre theory has also developed in the direction of a more comprehensive and powerful multidimensional and multi-perspectived framework to examine not only the text but also the context in a much more meaningful manner than had ever been done earlier.
The theoretical perspectives and the individual case studies of this volume testify to the wide range of methodological tools made available by genre theory, enabling researchers to handle problems relating to the description of variations in language use. Moreover, the following relevant issues are addressed: how are specialized genres constructed, interpreted and exploited in the achievement of specific goals in highly specialized contexts?

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